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Henry R. Bailey
Henry R. Bailey, 79, Sunbury, died early Wednesday (Dec. 9, 1998) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

He was born Sept. 23, 1919, in Reedsville, Ohio, to the late Nathan H. and Ella (Holsinger) Bailey. He moved to Sunbury 39 years ago from Columbus. He was a World War II United States Army veteran. He retired in 1980 from General Motors, Columbus, where he worked in the chrome plate department. Bailey enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Beatrice L. (Boring) Bailey. One daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Bernie Cheadle, Sunbury; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Bailey, Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, Michelle Woodruff, Molly and Joshua Cheadle, Gidget Dietzel and Denver and Jessica Bailey; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at the funeral home. The Rev. Rolland Edwards officiated. Burial was in Sunbury Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Chapter Central Ohio Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 81, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Raymond Bailey
Raymond E. Bailey, 50, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and formerly of Westerville, died on Friday (Oct. 20, 2000) at West Palm Beach Gardens Hospital.

He was the minister of Unity of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Nicole and Gregory Good of Westerville and Tammy and Mauro Baldassarre of Columbus; three grandchildren, Donnie and Bailey Good and Anna Baldassarre; his parents, Charles and Viola Bailey of Westerville; a sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Ted Hess of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Rhonda Bailey of Westerville; nieces and nephews Tony Aviles, Cara Shope, and Michael and Stephanie Bailey; and numerous cousins and many friends.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, with funeral services at Unity Church of Christianity, Columbus, with the Rev. Sandra Weisner officiating. A graveside service and interment will be at a later date.

Robert Baker
Robert Eugene Baker went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2001, at OSU Hospital.

He was born on June 4, 1958, in Columbus to the late Margaret C. (Hunady) and John C. Baker. He took great pride in being a licensed ham radio operator N8SAV and was very active in the Newark Amateur Radio Club and the Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

Surviving are his much-loved fiancee, Bunny Hand; a brother, John; three sisters, Patty, Cecilia, and Cheryl; nephews Jason, David and Cole; nieces Michael, Mandy, Jamie Dawn and Ashton; two aunts, Clara and Mary; and many cousins.

Memorial services were held at Heath Nursing and Convalescent Center, Heath. Arrangements were in the care of Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society/Rodman Funeral Service.

Mary E. Baldeser
Mary E. Baldeser, 85, Galena, died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 1999) at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.

She was born in Callaway, Virg., on June 26, 1914, to the late John C. and Della (Clayton) Basham. She moved to Galena in the 1950s from Westerville.

A homemaker, she enjoyed handicrafts, crocheting and making quilts.

She is surved by two daughters and one son-in-law, Shirley Moreland, Pataskala, and Mary and Bob Bowmar, Sunbury; a son, Kenneth A. Baldeser, Golconda, Ill.; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Mabel Basham, Mount Vernon; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Wilbur VanHouten and Delsie and Bill Estep, all Sunbury; four grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E., on June 25, 1991; three brothers, John, Bill and George; and three sisters, Beverly Means, Okie Reffitt and Ora Meeker.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside services were held at Fairview Memorial Park, Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 100 Cottswold Drive, Delaware 43015.

Charles S. Baldwin
Charles S. Baldwin, 79, died Tuesday (July 31, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

Charles was a World War II veteran, a member of the Dairy Shrine and Ohio State University Dairy Hall of Fame. He retired from the Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

He is survived by two daughters, Betsy (Robin) Morgan and Barbara (Ron) Barts; four grandchildren, Katie and Kris Morgan and Amanda and Ryan Barts.

The funeral was private. Friends called at the home of Robin and Betsy Morgan on Sunday (August 5, 2001) in Sunbury.

Arrangements were by Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home.

Herb Baldwin
Herb W. Baldwin, 81, Sunbury, died Wednesday (March 15, 2000) at Delaware Court Nursing Center, Delaware.

He was born in Columbus on May 22, 1918, to the late Herbert Lee and Sarah Ella (Cidress) Baldwin.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he participated in 60 beach landings during five years of service to his country.

He retired in 1970 as a foreman for Columbus Bolt Works, then worked 10 years for the Wackenhut Security Co., Columbus. He was owner and operator of Baldwin Fence Co. in Columbus. He attended Asbury United Methodist Church South, was a member of the VFW Post 8763, and he loved all people, especially the people of Sunbury. He also liked to bowl, liked the mechanics of small motors, fishing and hunting and was a baseball coach, league bowler and a boxer in his youth.

He is survived by two daughters, Darlene Cox, Columbus, and Linda Rannebarger; a son, Stephen Baldwin; a sister, Betty Baldwin; and four grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Mildred Ruth (Cramer) Baldwin, in 1984; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Interement with military honors was held at Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church or the American Heart Association.

Pat Bale
A. Patrecia "Pat" Bale, 74, Galena, died Monday (July 5, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on Dec. 20, 1924, to the late Leo and Muriel Nash.

She was a homemaker and retired day care teacher for Don-A-Dell Day Care in Delaware, retiring in 1995 after 17 years of teaching. She was a World War II Australian Air Force veteran.

She was a member of West Berlin Presbyterian Church, Olentangy Western Riding Club, American Legion Auxillary Post No. 171, Ohio Belgian Horse Association, Delaware County 4-H Key adviser and a former 4-H adviser for 35 years.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert W. "Bob" Bale, whom she married June 20, 1944, in Brisbane, Australia; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Sam Kimpel, Elida; two grandchildren, Sam R. Kimpel, Delphos, and Margaret Anne Kimpel, Elida; two brothers Peter Nash and David Miller, both Australia; and a sister, Nola Wilson, Australia.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her stepfather, David Miller; and a brother, Don Nash.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held with the Revs. Barbara Morrison and Robert Butts officiating. Burial will follow in Africa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Berlin Presbyterian Church, 2911 Berlin Station Road, Delaware 43015, Genoa Township Rescue Squad or a charity of the donor's choice.

Glenn D. Ballinger
Glenn D. Ballinger, 78, Galena, died Wednesday (Aug. 25, 1999) at Mount Carmel Medical Center West, Columbus.

He was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Gas City, Ind., to Ira and Margaret (Nelson) Ballinger. He had lived in the Galena area since 1975.

Mr. Ballinger, a World War II Navy/Coast Guard veteran, retired as general manager for Country Mutual Insurance Co., Sunbury, in 1998. He was a member of Genoa Baptist Church, Big Walnut Morning Lions Club, Masonic Lodge No. 645 F&AM, Gas City, Ind., and Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty J. (Griffin) Ballinger; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ric and Debbie, Gahanna, and Alan and Danuta, New Castle; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Jim Rumora,

Galena; a brother and sister-in-law, James Eldon and Helen Ballinger of California; and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Walter Rumple, Scotsburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Dwight, Murval, Gene, Leon and Ernie.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where Masonic services were also held. Funeral services were at Genoa Baptist Church, with the Revs. L. Wayne Booth and Frank Carl officiating. Burial was at Burnside Cemetery, Genoa Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Sunbury 43074 or the American Diabetes Association, Delaware chapter, P.O. Box 81, Delaware 43015.

Ronald F. Bandy
Ronald F. Bandy, 66, Sunbury, formerly of Bowling Green, died Monday (August 6, 2001). He was born February 18, 1936 in Dayton.

Bandy was retired from Bowling Green State University where was was an Associate Professor of Art. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University and his Master's Degree from the University of Florida. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his son, Nick (Tracey) Bandy, and grandson, Jackson Bandy both of Lewis Center.

Friends were received at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.

E-mail expressions of sympathy to bandy9@schoedinger.com.

William "Bill" I. Barber
William "Bill" I. Barber, 78, Genoa Township, Galena, passed away Saturday (September 8, 2001) at the Village of Westerville.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Helen; two sons, Steve (Linda) of Westerville and Ron (Leann) of Newark; four granddaughters, Vicki (Dan) Boyd of Gahanna, Chris Barber (Bill Beatty, fiancee) of Columbus, and Danielle and Tara Rodgers; a great-granddaughter, Lyndsay Boyd, Gahanna; a sister, Martha Neff of Flint, Michigan; a sister-in-law, Enza Barber of Columbus; and by many nieces and nephews.

Barber was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Richard Barber, and three sisters, Kathryn Abel, Elsie Murdock and Ann Bailey.

He served in the United States Army, South Pacific Theatre, during World War II. He retired from North American Rockwell after 35 years. He retired after 25 years as a Volunteer Fireman with Genoa Township Fire Department.

He was past Chairman of Local 927 retirees and a member of Genoa Baptist Church, American Legion Young Budd Post 171, Genoa Township Seniors and Top of the Hill Seniors of Genoa Baptist Church.

Visitation was held at the Hill Funeral Home, Westerville, where services were held Wednesday with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was in Burnside Cemetery.

Minnie Barr
Minnie Barr, 92, Johnstown, died Tuesday (August 14, 2001) at Morning View Care Center, Condit, following an extended illness.

She was born on May 31, 1909, in Dayton to the late Harry H. and Stella M. (Brown) Henry. Minnie was a homemaker and Delaware County resident for 25 years. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and her family. She was a member of Church of God, Columbus.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Marie; granddaughter, Doreen; and brother, Edward Henry.

Surviving are her daughters, Clara Keeney of Johnstown, Dorothy Robinson of Utica, and Linda Allaby of Johnstown; a son, H. Daniel Barr Jr. of Glenford; 13 grandchildren, Rick, Penny, Cindy, Christina, Donald, Diane, Caleb, Rebekah, Rachael, Lydia, Talena, Sarena and Ralena; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with graveside services held at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Hilliard, with the Reverend Jerry Barr officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at www.synderfuneralhomes.com

Leslie Lee Bartholow
Leslie Lee Bartholow, 70, of Galena, died Saturday (June 13, 1998).

Born in Columbus on May 6, 1928, he was a 1945 graduate of Mifflin High School and a graduate of Defiance College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, retired from AT&T in 1987, and was a member of Telephone Pioneers.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Eileen M. (Chrysler) Bartholow; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Lee and Russell Pong of Carlsbad, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, David Leslie and Donna Bartholow of London; four granddaughters, Erin and Andrea Pong, and Heather and Tiffany Bartholow; brothers- and sisters-in-law Betty and Don Meyer and Norman and Janet Matthews; four nieces; and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Erin Marie Bartholow; his parents, William and Viola Bartholow; a sister, Marilyn Gay Matthews; and a brother-in-law, Billy Chrysler.

Visitation was held at the Schoedinger-Margarum Chapel in Gahanna, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Paris Blackburn officiating. Interment was in Mifflin Township Cemetery with military honors provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gahanna Post 4719.

Eileen Ida Baughman
Eileen Ida (nee Neibarger) Baughman, 72, Gahanna, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital.

She was a member of Central College Presbyterian Church and was active with the Westerville Senior Citizen Center.

Baughman was preceded in death by her husband, Leland P. Baughman; her parents, Carl W. and Florence M. (Hills) Neibarger; a sister, Jean Wilson; a brother, Richard Neibarger; and by stepsons James and Edward Baughman.

She is survived by two daughters, Cassie Baughman and Joann Ferguson of Columbus; a son, William Ferguson; two stepsons, Dallas and David of the home; a stepdaughter, Betty (Gilbert) Rowden of Missouri; three brothers, John W. Neibarger of Sunbury, George L. Neibarger of Johnstown and Carl W. Neibarger Jr. of Columbus; and a sister, Dorothy Christian of Rockbridge.

Visitation was at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, Gahanna, where services were held with Pastor Roger Neibarger officiating. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Westerville Senior Citizens Center, 310 West Main Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081 in Eileen's memory.

E-mail expressions of sympathy to baughman8@schoedinger.com.

June E. Baughman
June E. Baughman, 60, Marengo, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 2000) at MedCentral Hospital, Mansfield.

She was born in Lexington on Feb. 4, 1940 to the late William J. and Blanche (Foust) Yeager.

She was a 1959 graduate of Lexington High School. A homemaker, she moved from Lexington to Marengo in 19772. She attended Chesterville United Mothidist Church and had previously attended Steam Corners United Methodist Church. June also collected antiques and teddy bears.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert Baughman; a daughter, Christina Baughman, Marengo; a sister, Eleanor Freeman, Butler; and a brother, William D. Yeager.

Calling hours were held at DeVore Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Spore officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.

Roxanne Baughman
Roxanne R. Baughman, 41, Cardington, died unexpectedly on Wednesday (May 17, 2000) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1959 in Reynosa, Mexico. She was a cashier for Flying J Truck Stop, Sunbury. She helped with Chesterville T-Ball and enjoyed gardening, working outside and caring for her home and family.

She is survived by her fiance Byron Edgecomb of Cardington; sons Brian and Jesse Ingersoll of Marengo and Nicholas Baughman at home; mother Dora (Daniels) McCarter of Marengo and sister Sarah McCarter of Marengo.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services followed with Pastor Michael Daukas officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesterville T-Ball in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 238, Sunbury, 43074.

Glenna Baughn
Glenna J. Baughn, 44, Delaware, died Saturday (April 8, 2000) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1955, in Ashland, Ky., to the late William Joseph and Feba (Fannin) Williams.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Delaware since coming from Flatwoods, Ky., in 1967.

Surviving are her husband, Dan Baughn; a son, Johnny Kidd, Delaware; two daughters and a son-in-law, Hope Bliss, Pataskala, and Faith and Richard Harkins, Galloway; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Michael and Laurie Williams, Sunbury and Robert Oberle, Delaware; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Jane McManus and Melissa MacMichael, both Delaware, and Tammie and Chris Loney, Ashley; two grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Bob Reeves officiating.

Hobart Beacom
Hobart Beacom, 64, Cardington, died unexpectedly Friday (Dec. 10, 1999) at his home.

He was born March 28, 1935, in Kilbourne, to the late Gilson C. and Mabel (VanSickle) Beacom.

A lifelong resident of the Marengo-Fargo area, he was a 1953 graduate of Marengo High School.

Mr. Beacom was a farmer and self-employed truck driver. He was a former member of the FFA, member of the NFO and enjoyed antique farm equipment.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Judy (Lawrence) Beacom; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bruce and Jane Beacom, Johnstown, and Aaron Beacom; four daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Brad White, Cardington, Stephanie and Gary Rhodes, Chesterville, Candy and Bruce Levings, Cardington, and Melissa and Darrell VanDyke, Fredericktown; two sisters, Evelyn Williams, Ashley, and Gertrude Schollman, Delaware; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond; and two sisters, Margueritte Beacom and Ellen McQuigg.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Funeral services were held at New Testament Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Gilead, with the Rev. William C. Kirk officiating. Burial followed in Fargo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Evelyn M. (Hill) Beal
Evelyn M. (Hill) Beal, 71, Westerville, passed peacefully on from this life on Tuesday (August 28, 2001) at home.

She was the former owner of Beal Home Rentals, Columbus.

Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years, H.R. Dick Beal; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeani and Jerry Cline of Lewis Center and

Brenda and Larry McCrady of Galena; four grandchildren and spouses, Jessica and Chris Cline Williams, Jason and Carrie Cline, Kelli McCrady, and Kevin McCrady; one great-granddaughter, Halle Grace; two sisters and brothers-in-law, P. Joan and Carl Cecil of Maine and Dorothy and Jim Manson of Westerville; a brother and sister-in-law, James Ray and Marie Hill of California; and loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Lillie (Woods) Hill, and a sister, Norma Fawcett.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where funeral services were held with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

(Editor's Note: Corrected obituary, original obituary given to The News contained incorrect information)

Catherine Bean
Catherine Bean, 86, Westerville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday (May 21, 2001).

She was born on Sept. 23, 1914, in Columbus, and she and her husband moved to Westerville in 1947, where she worked for Kilgore Corp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; a daughter, Karen Lee; and three brothers, Vincent, Norman and James.

Mrs. Bean is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Dan Curtis of Galena and Bonnie and Peter Panattoni of Simi Valley, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Margaret Bean of Westerville; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, with funeral services held at American Baptist Church with the Reverend Ralph Gordon officiating. Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Baptist Church building fund.

Charlotte Beaver
Charlotte Havens Beaver, 89, Delaware, died Tuesday (July 27,1999) at her residence.

She was born July 29, 1909, in Delaware to Charles and Lottie (Marston) Havens.

She was a housewife and bookkeeper for Beaver Packing Co. She was a lifelong Delaware County resident and member of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of various women's groups.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Johanna, Delaware; three grandchildren; and several nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1974; and four brothers, Milton, Brooks, William and Ray.

Funeral was at Bennett-Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware with the Rev. Albert Harzog officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015.

Robert Howard Beaver
Robert Howard Beaver, 71, Fredericktown, died at home Thursday (March 16, 2000) following an extended illness.

He was born July 5, 1928, in Sunbury, to the late Howard N. and Nellie Marie (Baker) Beaver.

Mr. Beaver was a member of the Sunbury High School Class of 1946, a U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong farmer. He attended Green Valley United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing. Bob moved to Fredericktown 24 years ago from Delaware.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary (Hall); a son Shawn, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Jeff Wickline, Ashley; two adopted sons, Fred and Frank Beaver, Sunbury; three stepdaughters and their spouses, Alice and Jeff Patterson, Cardington, Linda and Randy Riner, Delaware, and Brenda and Dean Burke, Bevinsville, Ky.; a stepson and his spouse, Mickey and Nora Mullins, Martin, Ky.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Grace Beaver, Galena, John and Eloise Beaver, Winterhaven, Fla., and Benson and Genevieve Beaver, Sunbury; a sister, Ruth Lewis, Fort Stockton, Texas; several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Georgianna Hall, formerly of Delaware.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with Paris Tackitt, elder, officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Berkshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.

Roberta M. Bell
Roberta M. Bell, 79, Morgan County Care Center, McConnelsville, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday (February 11, 2001) at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville after a brief illness.

Born May 26, 1921 in Rosefarm, Ohio, Roberta was a homemaker and a member of the Crestview Presbyterian Church in Columbus.

She is survived by daughters, Molly (George) Lust of Sunbury, Janice (Larry) Jones of Ocala, Florida, and JoAnn Clark of Columbus; a sister, Rosemary Hardy of Crooksville; a sister-in-law, Betty Nichols of Rosefarm; brothers, Robert (Donna) Dalrymple, Bradley (Shirley) Dalrymple and Merle (Jean) Dalrymple, all of Crooksville; a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Jane Bell of Zanesville; grandchildren, George, Julie, Jamie, Kenneth, Keri, Cathy, Patty and Tim; and by eight great-grandchildren.

Roberta was predeceased by parents Robert and Maude Kelly Dalrymple, sister Emma Redfern, and by brothers Frank and Bill Dalrymple.

Visitation was at Goebel Funeral Home, Crooksville. Funeral services were held at Zion Christian Union Church, Portersville, Ohio with the Rev. Raymond Lemity officiating. Burial was in Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Rosefarm Church of Christ.

Obituary may be viewed and online register book can be signed at www.goebelfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Benedict
Ruth I. Benedict, 66, of Mt. Gilead died Thursday (June 17, 1999) in the Kobacher House in Columbus.

She was born on August 10, 1932, in Johnstown to the late Gladys Marie Tippett Brush Goodman and Arthur Brush, who survives in Galion.

She was a resident of Morrow County most of her life and graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1952.

She was a homemaker and gardener who helped operate the family farm, and was also a retired supervisor for the United Telephone Co. for over 20 years and former employee of the Mt. Gilead School System. She was a member of the Tangerine Twig at Morrow County Hospital, Wayside Garden Club, Creative Homemakers Club and the United Telephone Pioneers Association.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Charlotte S. Benedict of Marion and Debra and Donald Buchanan of Marysville; a brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Elaine Brush of Myrtle Beach; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and June Benedict of Nyssa, Ore.; and niece and nephew, Cindy Rogers of Columbus and John Brush of Washington.

Along with her mother, she was preceded in death on April 12, 1997 by her husband, Amos S. "Butch" Benedict, whom she married on July 3, 1953.

Visitation was held at the Craven Funeral Home, Mt. Gilead, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Schultz officiating. Burial was in Rivercliff Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or Morrow County Hospice.

Beatrice Bennett
Beatrice B. Bennett, 104, formerly of Marengo and 289 N. Union St., died Monday morning (June 14, 1999) at Wintersong Village Nursing Facility.

She was born Dec. 23, 1894, in Ashley to Oscar and Laura (Randolph) Beardsley. She was a farmer's wife, a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a past chief of the Marengo Pythian Sisters.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Dorothy Bennett of Delaware; and a sister, Pansey Huffman of Bradenton, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin Bennett, who died in 1970.

Visitation was held at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, Centerburg.

Raymond E. Beougher
Raymond E. Beougher, 88, of Columbus died Saturday (March 21).

He was a retired battalion chief for the Columbus Fire Department. He was a member of the F. & A.M. Neoacacia Lodge 595, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, the Old Buzzards, Westerville Art League and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and Blendon Senior Citizens.

Ray also worked for the monthly newspaper for Minerva Park and was responsible for the overall layout work for the fire department's Unit 4 newspaper, posters, and special events papers from 1956 through 1995.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Barbara Beougher; grandsons and wives, Matthew and Amy Beougher, Brian and Daphne Beougher; granddaughter, Molly Beougher; great-grandchildren, Nickolas and Emylee Beougher; step-son and wife, Mick and Sandra Burlingame; grandsons and wives, Robert and Kathy Burlingame, Vince Burlingame, Tony and Lesley Burlingame; great-grandchildren, Michelle, Jerime and Chris Burlingame; step-daughter and husband, Nancy and Ray Finnerty; grandchildren and spouses, Michael and Lynda Finnerty, Pam and Mike Mesharer, Terrie Finnerty, Tracie Brown; great-grandchildren, Amy Finnerty, Timmy Brown, Vince Mesharer.

The funeral service was held at the Long Funeral Home on Cleveland Ave. in Columbus. The Rev. Carlton Sutorius presided. Internment was at the Union Cemetery. A memorial may be given to Shrine Hospitals for Children, Burns Institute, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Charles Berry
Charles E. Berry, 77, Beach City, died Thursday (June 3, 1999) at his residence following an illness.

He was born in Louisa, Ky., to the late Samuel and Minnie Katherine (Thompson) Berry.

He had been a Beach City resident for two years. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from Rockwell International of Columbus. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, a former deacon at Sunbury First Baptist Chirch and a member of the Johnstown Baptist church.

He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Jeffrey Mitchell, Johnstown, Charlene Neel, North Canton, and Phyllis Berry, at home; one brother Willie (Bill) Berry, Ironton; two sisters Lucille Lintz and Betty Marsh, both of Baltimore, Md.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carlena Fisher Berry, on Dec. 5, 1998; and one sister.

Calling hours were at Lantzer Funeral Home, Beach City. Funeral services were helf with the Rev. James Mock officiating. Interment was at North Lawn Mausoleum, North Canton.

Kathryn Best
Kathryn L. Best, 90, of Delaware, died Saturday afternoon (Nov. 4, 2000) at The Arbors of Delaware following an extended illness.

Born on Aug. 3, 1910, on the family homestead farm in Centerburg to the late Guy and Martha Fern (Thurston) Best, she worked as a bookkeeper for Starner Milling and retired as a switchboard operator with GTE. She resided in Sunbury before moving to Delaware and was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church and the church's Ruth Circle.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son. Surviving is her sister, Dorothy Glenn of Sunbury.

Graveside funeral services were held at Berkshire Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Trent L. Bethel
U.S. Army Sgt. Trent L. Bethel passed away Thursday (November 15, 2001) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Formerly of Westerville, he was a 1989 graduate of Big Walnut High School. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Bethel. 

Surviving are his mother, Nancy Bethel Smith; three sons, Joshua Thomas, Caleb Gary, and Aaron Michael Bethel; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Trevor and Brittany Bethel, Robert Smith, and Thomas Smith; and his stepfather, Robert Smith. 

Visitation was held at Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Russ Merrin and Major William Underwood officiating. Interment was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the children, c/o Trevor Bethel, 662 Sheridan Avenue, Bexley, Ohio 43209.

Charles E. "Bubbles" Bevelhymer
Charles R. "Bubbles" Bevelhymer, 61, Marengo, died Friday, May 18, 2001 at his home.

Bevelhymer was formerly employed at Clark Grave Vault in Columbus and the Meijer's Store at Polaris. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1245, Whitehall, and the Sunbury Eagles Aerie #3614.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard, and a sister, Judy Bevelhymer.

Bevelhymer is survived by his former wife, Davis Jean Bevelhymer; two daughters, Pearl Lynn Bevelhymer of, Marengo and Karla (Lee) Fleming of Columbus; a son, Nelson (Crystal) Bevelhymer, and grandson, Cody, of Westerville; his mother, Margaret Bevelhymer of Westerville; two sisters, Ruth Kaiser of Westerville and Florence Cremeans of Columbus; a brother, Jerry (Debbie) Bevelhymer of West Milton; and by numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville where services were held. Interment was in Fancher Cemetery.

Charlotte Bing
Charlotte (Gilkerson) Bing, 69, Marengo (formerly of Ferris Road, Columbus), stepped into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Nov. 18 at home after a two-year battle with heart disease.

She was born Nov. 12, 1931 in Hetzel, W.Va. to the late Kenneth and Edna Gilkerson. Charlotte was the eldest of their 10 children.

On June 14, 1948 she married Lester (Dort) Bing in Catlettsburg, Ky. After retiring from the State of Ohio, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Charlotte and Dort moved to the Sparta/Chesterville area. Charlotte was a member at North Woodbury Alliance Church, but most recently attended NewLife Community Church in Fredericktown. Charlotte enjoyed praising and testifying about her Lord, encouraging her family and attending activities of her grandchildren.

Charlotte and Dort has loved, raised and influenced five daughters, one son and many "adopted" children through the years. She is survived by Dort, her husband of 52 years; daughters Kathryn Bing Tucker of Centerburg, Cumi (Steve) Roberts of Marengo, Vanessa (Andy) Brummel of West Liberty, Iowa, Delilah (Bryan) Hetterscheidt of Fredericktown, and Dort Denise (Dee Dee) Bing of Columbus; son Kenneth Bing of Columbus; grandchildren Wayne (Katrina) Souder of Delaware, Cumi Lee and Rhonda Marie Roberts of Marengo and Greg and Luke Hetterscheidt of Fredericktown; sisters Wilda (Clifford) Birt of Columbus, Joann Mounts of Columbus, Nancy Marquez of Columbus, and Carol (Fred) Francis of Columbus; brothers Tom (Faye) Gilkerson of Marengo, Dallas (Freda) Gilkerson of Columbus, Doug (Donna) Gilkerson of Columbus, Roger (Candy) Gilkerson of Middleburg and Darol (Loretta) Gilkerson of Columbus; sister-in-law Cumi Bragg of Alexandria, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by an infant daughter Janice Kay, son-in-law Russell Tucker, brother-in-law Richard Mounts and sister-in-law Lois Gilkerson.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury where the funeral services were held with the Reverend Dennis Turner and the Reverend Yogi Durbin officiating. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Park, Westerville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NewLife Community Church, Fredericktown or Hospice of Morrow County.

Irene Bingham
Irene Bingham, 82, died Sunday ( Sept. 17, 2000), in Arlington, Va.

She was born on Aug. 21, 1918, in Cadiz to the late Blaine and Jennie Hildreth. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister and sister Kathleen Roshon.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Darwin and Jean Bingham; two grandsons, Matthew and Michael; a granddaughter, Christine; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vance and Ellen Hildreth of Marengo and Floyd and Marcia Hildreth of Sunbury; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sunbury, with the Rev. Larry Griffin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Peggy Ann Bishop
Peggy Ann Bishop, 72, Galena, died Tuesday (May 29, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She is survived by her husband, Walter; a son, Robert and his wife, Sandra; three grandchildren, Vanessa Lane and her fiance, Charles Socks, Tricia Youngblood and her husband, Christian, and Michael Bishop; three great-grandchildren, Nicole, Jessica and Charley; a nephew, Donald Meenan; a cousin, Alyce Thompson and her husband, Robert.

Visitation was at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Graveside service and burial was at Union Cemetery, Columbus with Chaplain David Loynachan officiating.

Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 900 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215-1165.

Florence E. Blaker
Florence E. Blaker, 80, Galena, died Thursday morning (July 5, 2001) at her home. She was born on March 26, 1921 in Barnesville to the late Homer and Mable O'Neil Bowers. She moved to the Sunbury/Galena area 22 years ago from Columbus.

She worked in the home healthcare field as a private duty nurse and beautician. She attended Grace Brethern Church in Delaware.

Florence was an active golfer with the Westerville Ladies League. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and, most especially, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Clyde) Marcum of Galena; a son, Frank (Dosha) Blaker of Columbus; five grandchildren, Lisa, Justin, Kimberly, Cassandra and Shawn; four great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Grace, Taylor and Crystal; and by a sister, Jean Connor of Senecaville.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William, in 1987; a brother, James Bowers; and by two sisters, Clara DeLong and Mary Bowers.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Burial will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Shriners Burn Hospital, 3229 Burnett Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Charles Blackledge
Charles R. Blackledge, 57, Marengo, died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 27, 1941, in Delaware County to the late Hubert and Evangeline (Hinderlong) Blackledge.

He was retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation where he worked in highway maintenance. He also worked for Delaware Cab Co.

He is survived by two daughters, Amy Blackledge and Janice Winterbower, Cardington; one grandson, Bradley Blackledge; two sisters, Clara Hatten, Marengo, and Mildred Kinnison, Cardington.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Blackledge.

Visitation was and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial followed in Alum Creek Friends Church cemetery.

Elizabeth M. Blakely
Elizabeth M. Blakely, 88, U.S. 42, Mount Gilead, died early Monday morning (April 23, 2001) at Mansfield Medical Center, Mansfield. She was born in Condit to the late Jesse T. and Essa May (Jacobus) Geddis on November 19, 1912.

Elizabeth was a resident of Morrow County for 59 years. She graduated from Sunbury High School in 1931. She worked at North Electric Mfg. in Galion for 28 years and for Thermo Disc in Mansfield for 12 years.

Her first marriage was to Waldo T. McNamee. She later married Vinal F. Blakely. Both of her husbands preceded her in death.

Elizabeth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Marilyn McNamee of Mount Gilead; a grandson and his wife, Donald and Connie McNamee of Mount Gilead and by two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kara McNamee.

In addition, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Rolland and Betty Geddis of Sunbury; a sister and brother-in-law, John and Martha McNamee of Richwood; and a sister-in-law, Norma Geddis of Mount Gilead.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and John Geddis, and a step-granddaughter, Shellette Smith.

Visitation was at Gompf Funeral Home, Cardington where services were held. Interment in Trenton Cemetery, Condit.

Raymond Bland Sr.
Raymond J. Bland Sr., 78, Marengo, died suddenly Monday (Jan. 10, 2000) at Morrow County Hospital.

He was born May 27, 1921, in Columbus to the late Ernest and Hazel (King) Bland.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a retired claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, and formerly employed by Paul Davies Chevrolet Body Shop, Columbus.

He was a member of Goodale Lodge No. 372 F&AM, American Legion Post No. 710, Marengo, Marengo United Methodist Church, Good Sam's Club, Nationwide Retirees Breakfast Club, and he loved to travel and enjoy his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ernestine (Fisher); a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Virginia Bland Jr., Columbus; a daughter, Saundra Lee Noble, Upper Sandusky; four brothers, Richard and Randal Bland of Texas, Royce Bland, Portage, Ronald Bland, New Albany; a sister Marjorie Jones, Columbus; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Hewas preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bland; and a grandson Bart Bland.

Friends called and Masonic services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Marengo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Olinger officiating. Interment, with full military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 710, was at Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marengo United Methodist Church building Fund.

Anna L. Blizzard
Anna L. Blizzard, 92, Sunbury, died Monday (Dec. 20, 1999) at Morning View Care Center in Condit.

She was born in Columbus on May 27, 1907, to the late George and Maggie May (Palmer) Neville.

She was a homemaker and had lived in the Sunbury area for 28 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret DeVault, Pataskala, and Jean Scott, Sunbury; one son, Charles Blizzard, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Nelville.

Calling hours were at Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Holmes officiating.

Graveside committal services were held at Union Evangelical Cemetery near Baltimore.

John L. Boggs
John L. Boggs, 63, of Delaware, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 1998) at his residence.

Born in Blaine, Ky., on Dec. 19, 1934 to the late Charles and Mary (Gambill) Boggs, he was a retired dock worker and former member of Westerville Freewill Baptist Church. He had lived in Delaware for eight years, and was a resident in the Sunbury area prior to that.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles D. and Jill Boggs of Worthington; his daughter and her husband, Sheila and Henry Rutter of Sunbury, and a daughter and her fiance, Diana Curtis and Bill Flowers of North Canton; a special friend, Dorothy Knotts of Delaware; one brother, Fred Boggs of Croton; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where services were held and were officiated by the Rev. Elmer Huffing. Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 100 Cottswold Drive, Delaware, 43015.

Bessie M. Bolton
Bessie M. Bolton, 60, of Cardington, died at home on Thursday (June 25, 1998) evening following a 14-month illness.

She was born in Point Pleasant on June 23, 1938, to Thomas and Ellie E. (Lemaster) Lyons. She moved to the Cardington-Marengo area from the Delaware-Plain City area 42 years ago. She retired in 1996 as the dietary manager for Arbors of Delaware. She was a member of Harvest Time Free Will Baptist Church of Sunbury, and enjoyed collecting owls of all types, camping, and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, William R. Bolton, whom she married on May 25, 1991; her father; two sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Donna Roush and Anthony B. and Angie Roush, all of Marengo; two daughters, Vickie D. Jackson of Columbus and Marilyn D. Richardson and her husband, James Smith, of Delaware; a son-in-law, Tommy Hutchins of Marengo; 10 grandchildren, Travis and Marcelene Hutchins of Marengo, Terry and Carey Richardson of Marion, Chad and Tera Evans of Cardington, and Amber, Brian, Rebbeca, and Seth Roush, all of Marengo; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Mann, Alexis Richardson, and Brandon and Rachelle Evans; a brother, William Lyons of Warren, Okla.; and a sister, Nancy Keith, also of Warren, Okla.

Preceding her in death were her mother; a daughter, Carolyn J. Hutchins; and a sister, Wilmina Lyons.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Funeral services were held at the Harvest Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roger D. Dempsey officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead 43338.

William R. Bolton Sr.
William R. Bolton Sr., 78, Marengo, died Friday (January 28, 2000) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

He was born in Delaware County on Nov. 10, 1921, to the late Robert and Dorothy (Bailey) Bolton.

Mr. Bolton was a retired truck driver, having worked for Fishburn Services and Cellar Lumber. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He attended Cardington Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, William Jr. and Beverly and Joe and Kathy, all Fredericktown, and John, Mount Vernon; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Mary and Ken Ricketts, Mount Vernon, Ind., Joyce and Lewis Swint and Betty and Robert Walls, all Independence , Va., Shirley and David Haller, Evansville, Ind, and Barbara Grubaugh, Fredericktown; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Mamie Bolton, Fredericktown; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Regina and Don Pierce, Westerville, and Gladys and Oren Kuhn, Cardington; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and half-sisters Betty Stanford, Lancaster, and Laverna Clark, Sunbury.

He was proceeded in death by his wives Frances Bolton on June 15, 1990, and Bessie Bolton on June 25, 1998; and two half-sisters.

Calling hours were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Mike Cheek officiating. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery.

Lt. Col. Richard Bomhard
Lt. Col. Richard O. Bomhard, retired U.S. Air Force, 79, of Springfield, died early Thursday morning (May 18, 2000) at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born in Springfield on Nov. 4, 1920, to the late Albert and Frances (McCoy) Bomhard. He received a bachelor of science degree from Miami University, a master's degree in school administration from Xavier University, and also attended the Universities of Chicago and New York.

During his military career, he traveled the world and spent 20 years in Upper Arlington before returning to the Springfield area. In addition to his 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force, he taught science at the Hamilton Township Junior High School and taught mathematics and real estate at Columbus State Community College. He was a member of the Scioto Model A Club, the Retired Officers Club, and the Jubilee Christian Center, where he also tutored math.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Ellen Smith.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Lucille (Ervin) Bomhard; two daughters and a son-in-law, the Revs. Kim and Rick Robinson of Sunbury and Diane Lee Norris Cavriani of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Eric and Joannie Bomhard of Raleigh, N.C.: and four grandchildren, Geno Cavriani, Denise Norris, R. Anthony "Tony" Robinson and Candice Taylor Robinson.

Visitation was held prior to funeral services at Jubilee Christian Church, Sunbury, with the Revs. Kim and Rick Robinson officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Sunbury Memorial Park. Arrangements were in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church.

Carrie E. Borden
Carrie E. Borden, 73, Galena, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at her home.

Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Ida L. (Powell) Zimmerman.

Mrs. Borden was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. She retired in 1987 after 15 years of service with Auto Control, Columbus.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Elbert C. Borden, whom she married June 8, 1947; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Randy, Summit Station, and Lynn S. and Pam, Galena; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Steve Robertson, Westerville; two sisters, Helen Blue, Marysville, and Lola Davis, Columbus; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Amy Robertson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Robert.

Callings hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Saturday at New Hope UMC, Galena, with the Rev. Stacy A. Evans officiating. Burial followed in Fancher Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope UMC.

Virgil Boring
Virgil Boring, 87, Prospect, passed away Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) at Community Health Care Center.

He was born Feb. 23, 1910, and was retired from Scioto Lime and Stone and Correct Mfg. of Delaware. After retirement he stayed busy as groundskeeper for Shroyer's Mobile Home Park, Delaware.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Yent); two daughters and one son-in-law, Helen and Norman Bradford, Prospect, and Barb Parmer, Delaware; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Dorothy Boring, Delaware, Don and Thora Boring, Prospect, and Jack Ray and Lorene Boring, Delaware; one sister, Nancy Wilson, Sunbury; and seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation was at Bennett Brown Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held with burial at Radnor Cemetery.

Grace Boston
Grace Boston, 87, a former Chesterville area resident, died Monday morning at Bennington Glen Nursing Center, Marengo.

Boston was born on Dec. 17, 1912 in Isom, Ky., to the late John D. and Martha (Ison) Breeding. She retired in 1975 from Essex Wire in Lexington, Ohio where she worked as an assembler for 25 years. A member of Isom Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed the homemaking activities of sewing, cooking and gardening, but most of all she enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband James O. Boston whom she married Dec. 12, 1944 in Whitesburg, Ky.; a daughter Judy (Keith) Duncan of Marengo; sons Ralph G. (Nancy) Fuller of Sunbury and John E. (Rae Ann) Boston of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers John D. (Josephine) Breeding Jr. of Isom, Ky. and Hubert (Margaret) Breeding of Romulus, Mich.

Boston was preceded in death by a grandchild, Bradley Boston; five brothers, Corbin, Cullen, Carl, Burnett and Van Breeding; and by two sisters, Bertha Mullice and Orpha Adams.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were with the Reverend Carol Weiss and Pastor Bob Allen officiating. Interment followed in Green Mound Cemetery near Kilbourne. Her grandson, Brad Duncan, officiated the cemetery committal services.

Edna G. Bougess
Edna G. Bougess, 85, Centerburg, died Thursday (April 5, 2001) afternoon at her residence. She was born in Elliott County, Kentucky on August 3, 1915 to the late James and Phebe Allie (Davis) Gillum.

Bougess was a resident of the Centerburg area for 28 years following her arrival to Ohio from Ashland, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, an avid reader and loved to quilt, garden, fish and play board games. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Centerburg Young at Heart.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Wanda Bougess of Whitehouse, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Russell Smith, with whom she made her home in Centerburg, and Lindell and Mike Lothamer of Worthington; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ennis Gillum and James Gillum Jr. of Ashland, Kentucky; and two sisters, Eva Salyer of Ashland, Kentucky and Ruby Folk of Panasoffkee, Florida.

Bougess was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Bougess in 1967, and by four brothers and five sisters.

Visitation was Saturday (April 7, 2001) at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Services were Monday (April 9, 2001) at the Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland, Kentucky.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www/snyderfuneralhomes.com

Dolly G. Bowmar
Dolly G. Bowmar, 79, Toledo, died Sunday evening, Nov. 19 at Toledo Hospital. She was born on July 5, 1921 in Kerns, W.Va. to the late Leslie and Pearl (Clayton) Carve. Dolly, an Ashley resident since 1978, moved to Toledo in 1996. She also formerly resided in the Sunbury-Galena area.

She was a former Nurse's Assistant for Elmcrest Nursing Center in Westerville and a member of the Rural Chapel United Methodist Church.

Bowmar is survived by daughters Margaret Packman of Toledo and Diana (Terry) Riley of Johnstown; a son Robert (Mary) Bowmar of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and sisters Luella Danis of Northridge, Cal., Gladys Runion of Virginia and Jean Kesler of Columbia, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Gail E. Bowmar on Feb. 3, 1995; 14 brothers and sisters; a son-in-law William Packman; and a grandson Timothy Packman.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury where funeral services were held with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Interment was in Galena Cemetery.

Grace Boyd
Grace Bell Boyd, 90, Parma Heights, died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at East Park Care Center, Brookpark.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1908, in Meadville, W.Va., to the late Charles and Mary (Gillis) Bell.

She spent 25 years in the Centerburg area, living in Mount Vernon from 1972 until she moved to Parma Heights in 1991. She was a homemaker and assisted with the operation of the family farm. She was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Boyd, in 1972.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and James Diedrich, Parma Heights; four grandchildren, Steven, David and Alan Diedrich, and Amy Faustina; seven great-grandchildren, Scott, Mike, John, Matthew, Caitlin, Mallory and Abigail; and a brother, Carl Bell, Sunbury.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside funeral services were at Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons of Life Hospice, 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma 44129.

Martha Boyd
Martha Boyd, 81, Sunbury, died Wednesday (Nov. 24, 1999) at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born on May 18, 1918, in Harrison County to the late Charles and Ella (McCullough) McKee.

A graduate of Orange High School, she was a lifelong Delaware County resident. She was a homemaker and assisted with the operation of the family farm. She was a member of Sunbury United Methodist Church and Sunbury Senior Citizens, as well as the former Kingston Grange and Pythian Sisters of Kilbourne. Martha was an avid euchre player.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bart Arndt, Marengo; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sue Boyd, Sunbury; two brothers, Ross McKee, Delaware, and Birney McKee, Lewis Center; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Clifton Boyd, on Dec. 1, 1992; and a sister, Mary McCoy.

Calling hours and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hill officiating. Interment followed at Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 248, Sunbury 43074.

Edwina C. Braun
Edwina C. Braun, 66, of Galena, died June 30, 1998 at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was a member of Genoa Baptist Church.

Mrs. Braun is survived by her husband Paul; son and daughter-in-law Steven and Lisa Wilburn of Whitehall; daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Tony Betscakos of Columbus; step-sons and daughter-in-law Stephen and Sarah Braun of Powell and Daniel Braun of Galena; grandchildren Sarah and Jessica Wilburn; step-grandson Cody Braun; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Charles Ratzlaff of Chillicothe; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at Genoa Baptist, the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Private interment was at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Genoa Baptist Church building fund, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, OH 43082.

Arrangements were in care of Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.

Thomas L. Brenner
Thomas L. Brenner, 78, Sunbury, died early Friday morning (February 16, 2001) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Brenner was born on March 11, 1922 in Franklin County to the late David W. and Estella (Johnston) Brenner. He was a member of the 1941 graduation class of Sunbury High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

A lifelong farmer, he worked 51 years as a machinist for Columbus Showcase Company from where he retired in 1993.

Brenner loved farming, was a member and former trustee of Condit Presbyterian Church, former member of Trenton Township Zoning Board of Appeals and a former advisor for the Condit Livestock 4-H Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary "Lib" Jennings, whom he married September 8, 1946; two sons, Jerry T. (Cheryle) Brenner of Marysville, Washington and Dan (Cheryl) Brenner of Centerburg; a daughter, Malinda S. (Don) Hood of Westerville; eight grandchildren and spouses, Piper (Scott) Wenfeldt, J.T. (Kendra) Brenner, Evan, Abby, Nathan and Miles Hood, and Megan and Drew Brenner; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Aysia Brenner; brothers, Herb (Zieta) Brenner of Sunbury, Charles "Chuck" Brenner and Bill (Shirley) Brenner of Worthington; a sister, Dorothy (Dan) Shockey of McArthur; a sister-in-law, Lola Searles of Westerville; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Ray (Helen) Jennings of Gallipolis.

A memorial service was held at Condit Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Family greeted friends prior to the service. A family dinner with friends followed the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the church.

Arrangements were in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed through the obituary page at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Charles Brower
Charles "Chuck" Brower Sr., 63, Marengo, died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) at the OSU Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1936, in Utica, N.Y., to the late William and Elizabeth (O'Donald) Brower Sr. Originally from Lee Center, N.Y., he moved to Pataskala in 1985 and to the Marengo area four years ago. He retired in 992. He had worked as highway superintendent of Lee, N.Y., for 29 years. In Pataskala, he worked for Lenhart Masonry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and caring for farm animals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Jr. and Harold Sr.; and three sisters, Barbara Drake, Ella Turner and Catherine Turner.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Henrietta Ennemoser; two sons, Charles Brower Jr., Mount Gilead, and Benjamin Brower, Buckeye Lake; three daughters and a son-in-law, Johanne and William Depan, Rome, N.Y., Christine Aldridge, Mount Gilead, and Catherine Brower, Heath; eight grandchildren, Amanda, John Jr., Dennis, Baron, Benjamin, Charles, LeAnn and Matthew; five sisters, Agnes Brower, Marcy, N.Y., Lillian Brower, Rochester, N.Y., Edith Turner, Lee Center, N.Y., Joan Wolfe, Point Rock, N.Y., and Betty Dingman, Rome, N.Y.

Visitation and funeral was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo.

Ann E. Brown
Ann E. Brown, 68, Sunbury, died Friday evening (June 29, 2001) at her residence.

She was born in Delaware on December 9, 1932 to the late Walter O. and Norma D. (Whipple) Lenhart. She retired after 25 years in 1994 as a librarian from the Sunbury Community Library .

Brown was a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church, G.G. Club, Progress Club, Volunteer for Big Walnut Friends who Share and a former member of Columbia Chapter #33 OES. She enjoyed traveling, family, reading and collecting Olde World Santa Clauses.

She is survived be her husband of 46 years, Raymond G. Brown, whom she married November 21, 1954; sons and daughters-in-law Jeff and Elizabeth of Westerville, Tom and Jenny of Worthington and Mark and Judy of Sunbury; six grandchildren, Kelli, Brian, Aaron, Nick, Julia and Rachael; one brother, Tom Lenhart of Lynhurst, Illinois; one sister, Sue Beardsley of Sunbury; two stepbrothers, Bob Cantrell of California and Jim Cantrell of Sunbury; and by a stepsister, Lois Ann Whisman of Dublin

Brown was preceded in death by her stepmother, Margaret Cantrell Lenhart, and by a granddaughter, Edith.

Memorial services will be held at the Sunbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Private interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 6161 Busch Boulevard, Columbus 43229; Hospice of Delaware County, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware 43015; Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury, 43074; or to the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, Sunbury 43074.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

James Brown
James E. "Red" Brown, 43, of Columbus, died on Monday (June 4, 2001). He was employed by Excavating Unlimited.

Surviving are his mother, Annabelle Gibbons of Columbus; father, Buck Brown of Logan; stepmother, Patricia Brown of Gahanna; two sisters, Jill Schiller of Alexandria and Jacki Parks of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Jay Parks of Sunbury, Patrick Brown of Delaware, and Cory Brown of Logan; and his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Parks.

Visitation was held at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Tim Crisafulli officiating. Interment was in Fairview Memorial Park.

Ronald J. Bryant
Ronald J. Bryant, 61, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Monday (Aug. 2, 1999) at his residence.

He was born in Berkshire on April 5, 1938, to the late Willie J. and Mary Elizabeth (Webb) Bryant.

He had resided in the Sunbury area his whole life. He was a 1957 graduate of Big Walnut High School. He was a retired machinist for Valves and Presses in Delaware. He was a member of the Central Ohio Radio Kontrol Society, Capital City Controlliners and a former Little League Baseball coach for 12 years.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Sharon (Hensley) Bryant, whom he married April 18, 1963, in Mount Olivet, Ky.; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith A. and Kelly Bryant, Lancaster; one brother Donald Bryant, Sunbury; two grandchildren; two nephews; and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Kevin S. on June 14, 1983, and Kenneth J. on Sept. 18, 1972; and a sister-in-law, Kay Bryant.

Funeral was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with the Rev. Frank Carl officiating. Burial followed at Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 100 Cottswold Drive, Delaware 43015.

Freda M. Buell
Freda M. Buell, 91, of Sunbury died early Monday morning (July 3, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born August 1, 1908, in Trenton Township of Delaware County to the late Edgar M. and Samantha (Hoover) Linnabary. A 1927 graduate of Sunbury H.S., she was a lifelong Sunbury/Westerville area resident. Mrs. Buell was a homemaker and a 69-yyear member of the Sunbury First Baptist Church. She also was a 69-year member of the Progress Club and the Big Walnut Historical Society.

She is survived by sons Richard (Tressa) Buell of Sunbury and James (Judy) Buell of Johnstown; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; nieces and nephews; a special great-niece, Marsha Garee; and sister-in-law, Mildred Buell.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glenard M. Buell Sept. 19, 1982, to whom she married August 25, 1927, as well as several other family members.

OES and funeral services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. The Rev. Larry Griffin officiated. Internment followed in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 394, Sunbury, OH., 43074.

Erwin Bunker
Erwin W. Bunker, 79, of Sunbury, died Saturday (June 10, 2000) afternoon at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.

Born in Peru Township, Morrow County, on Jan. 14, 1921, to the late Lee Ona and Cora Ruth (Luck) Bunker, he was a former salesman for Barney and White Auto Parts, Columbus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, Columbia Chapter No. 33 OES, American Legion No. 457 Sunbury, and a life member of the DAV.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheri Bunker Harris on June 6, 1972.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Rebecca (Clapsaddle) Bunker, whom he married on June 27, 1942, in Akron; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline A. and James Carpenter of Sunbury; a foster daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and David Baum of Westerville; a brother, Lloyd Bunker of Marengo; a sister, Alice Evelyn Incze of North Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren, Paul, Aaron, and Heather; a foster grandson, Matthew Baum; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step-great-granchildren.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Interment followed in the Stantontown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 5520 Harlem Road, Galena 43021.

Therese Burbank
Therese "T." Burbank, 50, of Sunbury, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (April 11, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Lansing, Michigan on October 1, 1950 to Russell E. and Lois (Langley) Miller, who survive in Lansing.

A consultant for William M. Mercer, Columbus, Burbank was a member of First Baptist Church, Sunbury; a member and past president of the American Business Women's Association; member and past president of Certified Employees Benefits Specialist Columbus Chapter; board member of Heritage House, Columbus; and a member of the American Diabetes Association.

Therese loved to collect antiques, and loved her church and her friends and was a truly remarkable woman.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Burbank, whom she married in Columbus on December 16, 1983; a daughter, Stephanie Bowen of Sunbury; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, John of Key West, Florida, Danny and Sara of Port Huron, Michigan, Kevin and Sue of Lansing, and Russell P. and Jolie of Brighton, Michigan; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sarah Miller of Lansing, Clare and Jon Jorgensen of DeWitt, Michigan, Margaret and Robert Fenby of Eagle, Michigan, and Amy Miller of Plymouth, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, and at First Baptist Church, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Larry Griffith officiating. Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 394, Sunbury 43074; the American Diabetes Association, 937 High St., Worthington 43085; or the American Business Women's Association.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Minnie Burdette
Minnie M. Burdette, 91, of Gahanna and formerly of Galena, died Sunday morning (Nov. 12, 2000) at Broadview Nursing Center.

She was born to the late Charles L. and Laura (Williams) Harlor on Jan. 3, 1909, in Scioto Township, Pickaway County.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis O. Burdette, on April 1, 1983; threes sons, Roy, Harold, and Charles; a daughter, Barbara Adams; two brothers, Sheldon and Homer; and a sister, Martha Hysell.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Mildred Burdette of Gahanna, Wade Burdette of Lockbourne, William and Janet Burdette of Thornville, and Donald and Garnet Burdette of Arizona; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Corey Bane officiating. Interment followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Luther M. Burton
Luther M. Burton, 83, Galena, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at Manor Care Nursing Home, Westerville.

He was born in Louisa, Ky., on March 11, 1915, to the late John and Dorothy (Damron) Burton. He owned and operated Burton Machine Co. in Gahanna for 40 years. He was a member of Ralph R. Rickly Lodge No. 670 F&AM and the Kentucky Colonels.

He is survived by a son, John Burton, Columbus; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Emma Lee and Russ Hicks, Canal Winchester, and Bonnie Peters, Louisa, Ky.

He was preceded in death by by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy M. Burton on May 3, 1995; one daughter Linda Burton Bashon in 1970; two brothers, Glenn and Homer; and two sisters, Dimple D. and Donna Jean.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services followed with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Burial was in the Galena Cemetery.

Bill Bush
William "Bill" R. Bush, 65, Marengo, died Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

He was born in Sunbury on Nov. 15, 1933, to the late Arthur A. and Mary A. (Blaine) Bush. He was a lifelong area resident and retired from the Fruehauf Corp. after 20 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He attended Cornerstone Community Church.

He is survived by his former wife, Jean (Daniels) Bush; four sons and daughters-in-law, William, Jr., and Trudy Bush, Sunbury, Richard A. and Lorene Bush, Sparta, Kevin and Haddie Bush, Sunbury and Arthur A. and Martha Bush, Bladensburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Ron Nininger, Centerburg; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Roy Cooper, St. Louisville, and Bernice ad Aaron Kearns, Howard; and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held at Bloomfield Cemetery near Sparta with the Rev. James Cichon officiating.

Elmer J. Buxton
Elmer J. Buxton, 78, Galena, died Sunday (February 11, 2001) at his home. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Spring Road Church of Christ.

Buxton was preceded in death by a daughter Linda Pruett and by brothers and sisters Leroy Buxton, Catherine Kemp, Dorothy Thomas, Billy Buxton and Fred Buxton.

He is survived by his loving wife, Hazel; children, Jacquelyn Michael, Lorraine (John) Paver, Vaughn (Jim) Hall, William (Beth) Buxton, Constance Mondt and Rosemary (Tom) Svec; 28 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed Buxton; and by a sister, Phyllis (Jim) Ream.

Visitation was at the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Services were held tat the Spring Road Church of Christ, 74 South Spring Road, Westerville with ministers David Myers and Everett Confer officiating. Interment was in Northlawn Memory Gardens.


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